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How hard ?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Sarapary, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Sarapary

    Sarapary 5+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    I have a question but I don't know if people have already asked it or not. I want to know how hard is pharmacy school? I mean compare to pre-pharmacy. and does pharmacy school has labs like o-chem labs? what kind of lab does it have exactly?

    thanks for helping me:luck:
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  3. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    No, we don't have labs like o-chem. We have compounding lab where we make creams, etc. We also have a skills lab where you learn how to inject, test blood, take blood pressure, make IVs, and so on.

    It's not hard, there is just a lot of material in a short period of time. Every class is like that. If you study for one class, then you can fall behind in another one. You just have to keep pushing yourself.
  4. sdn1977

    sdn1977 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    When I went to UCSF, we had labs. I just checked their curriculum & they still have pharmaceutical chemistry (which is an advanced kind of organic chemistry), physical chemistry, physiology, etc.....all with labs.

    Yes, it was hard. Much harder than my undergraduate years, but it seemed an easier task because it was one I willing took and looked forward to.
  5. GatorRxGirl

    GatorRxGirl 5+ Year Member

    Sep 23, 2005
    Somewhere on the beach.
    While you're in the classes and studying, you're going to think it's the hardest thing in the world. Then you move on to the next semester and think the previous one was easy and NOW you're in the hardest stuff in the world.

    Is it harder than pre-pharm? Heck yes in the fact that you have so much more material to learn and you must stay on top of things.
  6. twester

    twester Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Denver, CO
    It's like having a full-time job where you don't get paid and get a performance evaluation every week. It's busy and there are always about five things that need attention. I think pharmacy school is enjoyable in spite of the occassional stress.
  7. iwannabpharmer

    iwannabpharmer 2+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2007
    Depends on the school you go to, but for the most part pharmacy is tough. Like others have mentioned it builds up - and by your P4 year you'll be busier with rotations, etc. Some schools will require you to dress business casual for labs. And yes, I've heard it's like a full-time job where you are paying, instead of getting paid.

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